Police have arrested a man following a string of alleged incidents last night in the southern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria Police say.
Emergency services were called to reports of a two-car collision on Eastlink, in the vicinity of Bangholme Road, about 3.20pm yesterday (11/12/18).
The driver and single occupant of one of the cars, a 19-year-old man, was assessed at the scene but did not require hospitalisation.
The other vehicle involved has allegedly left the scene.
A short time later it is alleged the single occupant of this vehicle, a 35-year-old man, forced his way into a car stuck in traffic on Greens Road and sat in as a passenger.
The male driver of this car, who was not known to the man, was not physically harmed during the incident.
The male passenger eventually exited the vehicle at Metcalf Drive in Dandenong South where he was allegedly involved in a carjacking, stealing a van.
A 40-year-old man sustained head and leg injuries during the incident and was taken to hospital but later released.
Police attempted to intercept the stolen van on Frankston-Dandenong Road shortly before 8pm but the vehicle allegedly failed to stop and a pursuit was initiated.
Shortly after 8pm, the van collided with a silver hatchback at the intersection of Clow and Lonsdale streets in Dandenong.
No one was injured during this collision and the driver of the van was arrested at the scene.
Greater Dandenong Crime Investigation Unit detectives charged the man of no fixed place of address with a large number of traffic offences, as well as a range of other offences including:
-Three counts of reckless conduct endangering life
-Three counts of reckless conduct endangering serious injury
-Theft of motor vehicle
-Fail to stop on police request
-Refuse to accompany for an oral fluid test
He has been remanded to appear before Melbourne Magistrates’ Court today.